Old 26th July 2013, 03:16
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Default StartSSL How to...help

Need some clarification on this how to!

I thought this was for installing for one domain so I did that but then later in the tutorial, it sounds more like we are to install the ssl for the whole server as in the example- server1.example.com. Of course, I'd like for it to be installed on the server and work on all domains but I am confused.

Can someone explain how to use this- domain or server and BIG question, should I remove the ssl on the one particular domain I attempted to set it up with?


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Old 26th July 2013, 18:06
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Take a look at the first chapter:

I will use the hostname server1.example.com here; StartSSL allows you to create the Class1 certificate for the main domain and one subdomain, so I will create the certificate for example.com and server1.example.com. This means that you must tell your users to use the main domain example.com or the subdomain server1.example.com for all services (ISPConfig web interface, Postfix, Courier/Dovecot, PureFTPD, etc.) because otherwise they will get certificate warnings.

If you prefer to use different hostnames for your services (e.g. mail.example.com for Postfix, ispconfig.example.com for ISPConfig, etc.), I suggest you get a Class2 certificate from StartSSL. It isn't free, but allows you to create it for multiple subdomains (you can even use *.example.com to create it for all subdomains) and even multiple domains. The instructions are the same, except that when I use StartSSL's sub.class1.server.ca.pem intermediate certificate, you must use sub.class2.server.ca.pem instead. I will outline this difference throughout the tutorial.
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Old 26th July 2013, 23:06
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I see now. I was trying to get a cert to use https on my domains.

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